What does equity for multilingual learners (MLs) mean in post-pandemic schools? This webinar will build on the authors’ recent publication that addresses how educators, on the one hand, can recognize their students’ cultural and linguistic identities, backgrounds, multiliteracies, and complex experiences and, on the other hand, how they can engage in critical collaborative practices that champion equity for MLs. The presenters will offer a critical frame of reference to anchor their session followed by ready-to-implement classroom strategies that help create a classroom environment and learning opportunities that validate MLs for their rich sources of knowledge and ensure their academic, linguistic, literacy, and social–emotional growth to the fullest potential.
As a result of the webinar, participants will be able to
• Define the key components of a contemporary advocacy framework for MLs
• Identify critical collaborative teacher practices that support MLs’ content, language, literacy and social emotional growth
• Plan for equity-focused, deliberate daily actions that build on multilingual learners’ strengths